I had the displeasure of watching C-SPAN today, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s Judiciary Sub-Committee on Administrative Oversight. He and his colleagues (“The Left”) have decided that a Bi-Partisan committee should investigate whether or not the Bush Administration’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) violated the law when they gave legal advice regarding interrogation techniques used following the 9/11 attacks.
I listened intently as Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator’s Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Russ Feingold (D-WI) all talked about how appalled they were at the actions of the previous administration, and how they were not there to criticize the other side, but merely wanted answers to some questions surrounding the conduct of certain individuals during the post 9/11 era of the Administration. They were all “very” supportive of a bi-partisan investigation, yet, the only Republican representative present was Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
So as the meeting started we heard from Chairman Whitehouse, then Senator’s Graham, Leahy, Feinstein, and Feingold. So viewers were provided with the Democrat side of things, the Republican side, then the Democrat side, the Democrat side and finally the Democrat side.
Way to go on that bi-partisanship Mr. Chairman!